The Finger-Safe Table Saw

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:25am

Table saws are responsible for countless workplace incidents every year, whether it comes down to carelessness, lack of training, or just plain bad luck. But some new technology is hoping to change that, and there's potential for these ideas to be migrated over to other heavy, dangerous machinery, such as those you see every day on the plant floor.

This table saw is able to detect the small electrical charge that human skin carries, and stops the spinning blade fast enough to leave the user with only a small scratch — much better than losing a finger. The inventor has a lot of trust in his creation. Stick around to the end to see just how trusting he is.

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